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“The music we released in the past, it's more like teeny-bopper [...] I feel like this year we want our music to relate with everyone, we want everybody to vibe with our music.”
― Drew Ramos[1]

"Crazy AF" is the sixth single recorded by In Real Life, released through Hollywood Records on March 22, 2019.[2] They performed a bit of the song on The Adam Bomb Show.[3] A few clips of the single were also revealed in their YouTube video, "IRL VLOGS: CRAZY Week" early in February 2019. In June 2019, it reached Top 40 on pop radio.[4]

Sergio Calderon discussed the reason they wanted to put it out first was because "it was something that was a good representation of the new direction we want to go with in terms of our music." Brady Tutton described it being a progression to their song "She Do", sonically.[5]

Background

The song was recorded in the fall in 2018, Chance Perez describing the process as "organic".[6][5] Drew Ramos revealed that the rest of the songs were recorded in a professional studio, while on this track, the band worked in the studio with the producer, Rykeyz.[1] The music video premiered on April 4, 2019, which shows the band at a pool party.[7] Despite it looking like summer, Calderon stated that it was cold outside.[8]

Similar to their single, "How Badly", fans were chosen to listen to the unreleased music video at the time. In order to qualify, fans must have sent a video with the reason why they should be picked. Only twenty people could be selected, with Wednesday being the last day for entries (giving people four days) and were DM'd over Instagram if picked. On Saturday (March 9, 2019), they attended the event which included early previews of two songs, "She Do" being one of them.[9] It was mainly for Los Angeles Lifelines, due to expenses not being paid for but still open to everyone.

On March 10, 2019, In Real Life posted a snippet of the song and later it was available to pre-save on Spotify and Apple Music.[10][11] In celebration, fans tweeted with the hashtag #CrazyForIRL and the band made confessions under the tag #CrazyAFConfessional. When "Crazy AF" became available everywhere, there was a sale with all apparel 50% off for 24 hours over their official website.[12]

Crazy AF - Sweepstakes.jpeg

On March 21, 2019, the single premiered over 102.7 KIIS FM at nine[13] and was announced IRL will perform a free concert on March 23rd at the Universal CityWalk, debuting their song, which parallels back to their first performance as a band with their single, "Eyes Closed" (2017). They performed at the Famous Birthdays office on July 24, 2019,[14] and at the Dunkin' Donuts Lounge.[15] It was also included in their set list for the For U Tour. At 9 P.M PST, In Real Life held a sweepstakes from March 23-25 eligible for fans who were legal residents in the United States and the District of Columbia. On March 25th, the band chose the winner but a day after announced who they were over an Instagram live.[16] Despite it being announced for one winner, over the livestream Ramos stated that three people received emails.

Composition

On the Tonight Belongs to You Tour, after opening for American Idol, they heard the demo in Anaheim (September 28, 2018), and were about to perform. One of their managers shared a Marc Bassy demo, and played it for Tutton in the car. The group loved it, and Conor Smith immediately wrote the verse on the tour bus, inspired. In regards to it being their first explicit song, Smith shared, "I don't think it was that much of a transition. I think if anything, it was like you know what, we feel like we've kind of been hiding that side from our fans and from the public, I guess." He added, "I think it was a lot more fun to record it, 'cause we were really excited about the song. It was something that was just way different from us, and we felt so inspired by it, we felt like we were really doing something."

The song was written by Ayanna Howard, Conor Michael Smith, Marc Bassy, and Ryan Williamson. Lyrically, it tells the story of a possessive girlfriend that they can't help but fall in love with.[5]

Trivia

★ It is the first single In Real Life released in 2019, as well as explicit.

★ Due to the particular lyric, 'Every time we play in the sheets,' fans have dubbed it as "the Sheets song".

★ The cover artwork is done by Thomas Crane, who also made it for "Got Me Good".[17]

★ It is the first released single where Brady Tutton starts the song.

★ It has been a running joke in the fandom that Sergio Calderon says "beckfast" instead of "breakfast".

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Lyrics

Original

Brady Tutton
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
You crazy as fuck
And I think I'm in love

Conor Michael Smith
Look, alright
I wake up in the morning
Lipstick written on the wall
Baby have a good day
But you know you better call
Uh, yeah
Everything just the way she left it
She took my things right off the dresser
Replaced the photo of my ex that was hanging down the hall, yeah

Drew Ramos
She's off, I know
But I like her wrong
I lost control, a long time ago

Brady Tutton
And every time we play in the sheets
I wake up with her marks all on me
Call me crazy
But I love her crazy

Drew Ramos
The only kind of girl that's for me
She likes to mark her territory
Call me crazy
But I love her crazy, yeah

Brady Tutton
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
You crazy as fuck
And I think I'm in love, haha

Chance Perez
Shows up when she wants, won't call to say she's on her way
Checking through my phone every single time I step away, oh yeah

Sergio Calderon
And every time that she cook me breakfast
She always hit me with the checklist
"Where you going? Which girls gonna be there? What time you coming home?"

Conor Michael Smith
Man, I don't know

Drew Ramos
She's off, I know
But I like her wrong
I lost control, a long time ago

Brady Tutton
And every time we play in the sheets
I wake up with her marks all on me
Call me crazy
But I love her crazy

Drew Ramos
The only kind of girl that's for me
She likes to mark her territory
Call me crazy
But I love her crazy, yeah
 
Conor Michael Smith
Uh, look
Now this was back before I even knew a thing
Besides, you were the type I seen up on a movie screen
And even though it's hard to tell her that you got plans
She got a body that'll make a preacher say "Goddamn"
Haha, yeah
But through it all, I still love her the same
'Cause you appreciate the sun when it comes after the rain
Take the puddles and just wash away
Nah, I ain't making this up, girl, you crazy as fuck
But damn, I think I'm in love, ha

Brady Tutton
And every time we play in the sheets (In the sheets)
I wake up with her marks all on me
Call me crazy
But I love her crazy (She kinda crazy, I think I love her)

Drew Ramos
The only kind of girl that's for me (Girl that's for me)
She likes to mark her territory
Call me crazy
But I love her crazy, yeah

Brady Tutton, Drew Ramos
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la (No other girl for me)
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
You crazy as fuck
And I think I'm in love, haha

Acoustic

Brady Tutton
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
You crazy as fuck
And I think I'm in love

Conor Michael Smith
Look, alright
I wake up in the morning
Lipstick written on the wall
"Baby, have a good day
But you know you better call"
Uh, yeah
Everything just the way she left it
She took my things right off the dresser
Replaced the photo of my ex that was hanging down the hall

Drew Ramos
She's off, I know
But I like her wrong
I lost control, a long time ago

Brady Tutton, Drew Ramos, All
And every time we play in the sheets
I wake up with her marks all on me
Call me crazy (Crazy)
But I love her crazy (Crazy)
The only kind of girl that's for me
She likes to mark her territory
Call me crazy
But I love her crazy, yeah

Brady Tutton
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
You crazy as fuck
And I think I'm in love, haha

Chance Perez
Shows up when she wants, won't call to say she's on her way
Checking through my phone every single time I step away, oh yeah

Sergio Calderon
And every time that she cook me breakfast
She always hit me with the checklist
"Where you going? Which girls gonna be there? What time you coming home?"

Chance Perez
Shit, I don't know

Drew Ramos, All
She's off, I know
But I like her wrong
I lost control, a long time ago

Brady Tutton, All, Drew Ramos
And every time we play in the sheets
I wake up with her marks all on me
Call me crazy (Crazy)
But I love her crazy (Crazy)
The only kind of girl that's for me
She likes to mark her territory
Call me crazy
But I love her crazy, yeah

Conor Michael Smith, All, Drew Ramos
Uh, look
Now this was back before I even knew a thing
Besides, you were the type I seen up on the movie screen
And even though it's hard to tell her that you got plans
She got a body that'll make a preacher say, "Goddamn"
Haha, yeah
But through it all, I still love her the same (Ha ha ha)
'Cause you appreciate the sun when it comes after the rain
Take the puddles and just wash away
Nah, I ain't making this up, girl, you crazy as fuck
But damn, I think I'm in love, ha

Brady Tutton, All, Drew Ramos
And every time we play in the sheets
I wake up with her marks all on me
Call me crazy
But I love her crazy (She kinda crazy, I think I love her)
The only kind of girl that's for me
She likes to mark her territory
Call me crazy
But I love her crazy, yeah
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la (No other girl for me)
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
You crazy as fuck
And I think I'm in love
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
You crazy as fuck
And I think I'm in love

Radio edit

Brady Tutton
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
You crazy as (Crazy as)
And I think I'm in love

Conor Michael Smith
Look, alright
I wake up in the morning
Lipstick written on the wall
Baby have a good day
But you know you better call
Uh, yeah
Everything just the way she left it
She took my things right off the dresser
Replaced the photo of my ex that was hanging down the hall, yeah

Drew Ramos
She's off, I know
But I like her wrong
I lost control, a long time ago

Brady Tutton
And every time we play in the sheets
I wake up with her marks all on me
Call me crazy
But I love her crazy

Drew Ramos
The only kind of girl that's for me
She likes to mark her territory
Call me crazy
But I love her crazy, yeah

Brady Tutton
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
You crazy as (crazy as)
And I think I'm in love, haha

Chance Perez
Shows up when she wants, won't call to say she's on her way
Checking through my phone every single time I step away, oh yeah

Sergio Calderon
And every time that she cook me breakfast
She always hit me with the checklist
"Where you going? Which girls gonna be there? What time you coming home?"

Conor Michael Smith
Man, I don't know

Drew Ramos
She's off, I know
But I like her wrong
I lost control, a long time ago

Brady Tutton
And every time we play in the sheets
I wake up with her marks all on me
Call me crazy
But I love her crazy

Drew Ramos
The only kind of girl that's for me
She likes to mark her territory
Call me crazy
But I love her crazy, yeah
 
Conor Michael Smith
Uh, look
Now this was back before I even knew a thing
Besides, you were the type I seen up on a movie screen
And even though it's hard to tell her that you got plans
She got a body that'll make a preacher say "hot damn"
Haha, yeah
But through it all, I still love her the same
'Cause you appreciate the sun when it comes after the rain
Take the puddles and just wash away
Nah, I ain't making this up, girl, you crazy so what
But damn, I think I'm in love, ha

Brady Tutton
And every time we play in the sheets (in the sheets)
I wake up with her marks all on me
Call me crazy
But I love her crazy (She kinda crazy, I think I love her)

Drew Ramos
The only kind of girl that's for me (Girl that's for me)
She likes to mark her territory
Call me crazy
But I love her crazy, yeah

Brady Tutton, Drew Ramos
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la (No other girl for me)
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
You crazy as (Crazy as)
And I think I'm in love, haha

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "In Real Life Talks Crazy AF, Living Together + A Freestyle from Michael Conor". YouTube. March 25, 2019.
  2. "In Real Life". Twitter. March 21, 2019.
  3. "Adam Bomb Show". Twitter. February 9, 2019. Retrieved February 10, 2019.
  4. "In Real Life". Twitter. June 16, 2019.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "IRL Reveal Craziest Fan InteractionTuttonTuttons And Making Crazy AF & She Do". Hollywood Life. May 27, 2019.
  6. "In Real Life Talks About Crazy AF - Alexisjoyvipaccess Interview - 2019 KCA". YouTube. March 25, 2019.
  7. "In Real Life". Twitter. April 3, 2019.
  8. "In Real Life - Crazy AF - Behind the Scenes". YouTube. April 10, 2019.
  9. "In Real Life Discusses Dating Fans and The Celebrities In Their DMs". Hollywire: Behind The Fame. July 21, 2019.
  10. "In Real Life". Instagram. March 10, 2019.
  11. Pre-Save "Crazy AF"
  12. "In Real Life". Twitter. March 22, 2019.
  13. "In Real Life". Twitter. March 21, 2019.
  14. "In Real Life - Crazy AF || Live at Famous Birthdays". YouTube. August 1, 2019.
  15. "Red". YouTube. June 5, 2019.
  16. "In Real Life". Instagram. March 25, 2019.
  17. "Thomas Crane". Instagram. March 12, 2019.
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